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The Rebel Chief A Tale of Guerilla Life By Gustave Aimard
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Gustave Aimard (13 September 1818 – 20 June 1883) was the... More > author of numerous books about Latin America.Aimard was born Olivier Aimard in Paris. As he once said, he was the son of two people who were married, "but not to each other". His father, François Sébastiani de la Porta (1775–1851) was a general in Napoleon’s army and one of the ambassadors of the Louis Philippe government. Sébastini was married to the Duchess de Coigny. In 1806 the couple produced a daughter: Alatrice-Rosalba Fanny. Shortly after her birth the mother died. Fanny was raised by her grandmother, the Duchess de Coigny. According to the New York Times of July 9, 1883, Aimard’s mother was Mme. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_Aimard< Less
The Pearl of the Andes A Tale of Love and Adventure By Gustave Aimard
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Gustave Aimard (13 September 1818 – 20 June 1883) was the... More > author of numerous books about Latin America.Aimard was born Olivier Aimard in Paris. As he once said, he was the son of two people who were married, "but not to each other". His father, François Sébastiani de la Porta (1775–1851) was a general in Napoleon’s army and one of the ambassadors of the Louis Philippe government. Sébastini was married to the Duchess de Coigny. In 1806 the couple produced a daughter: Alatrice-Rosalba Fanny. Shortly after her birth the mother died. Fanny was raised by her grandmother, the Duchess de Coigny. According to the New York Times of July 9, 1883, Aimard’s mother was Mme. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_Aimard< Less
The Dore Gallery of Bible Illustrations By Gustave Dore
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As its title indicates, this ebook is a collection of engravings illustrative of the most iconic Bible themes. (From the book's Preface) Designs being all from the pencil of the greatest of modern... More > delineators, Gustave Dore. The original work, from which this collection has been made, met with an immediate and warm recognition and acceptance among those whose means admitted of its purchase, and its popularity has in no wise diminished since its first publication, but has even extended to those who could only enjoy it casually, or in fragmentary parts< Less
The Pianolist: A Guide for Pianola Players By Gustav Kobbe
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Gustav Kobbé (4 March 1857 - 27 July 1918) was an American... More > music critic and author, best known for his guide to the operas, The Complete Opera Book, first published (posthumously) in the United States in 1919 and the United Kingdom in 1922.Kobbé was born in March 1857 in New York City, to William August Kobbé and Sarah Lord Sistare Kobbé. His father was born in Idstein, near Wiesbaden, in the Duchy of Nassau (now part of Germany), and represented that country in New York as consul general until it was absorbed by the Kingdom of Prussia in 1866. His mother was born in New London, Connecticut, to a prominent New England family.When Gustav Kobbé was ten years old, he was sent to Wiesbaden to study composition and the piano with Adolf Hagen. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Kobb%C3%A9< Less
The Red Track A Story of Social Life in Mexico By Gustave Aimard
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Gustave Aimard (13 September 1818 – 20 June 1883) was the... More > author of numerous books about Latin America.Aimard was born Olivier Aimard in Paris. As he once said, he was the son of two people who were married, "but not to each other". His father, François Sébastiani de la Porta (1775–1851) was a general in Napoleon’s army and one of the ambassadors of the Louis Philippe government. Sébastini was married to the Duchess de Coigny. In 1806 the couple produced a daughter: Alatrice-Rosalba Fanny. Shortly after her birth the mother died. Fanny was raised by her grandmother, the Duchess de Coigny. According to the New York Times of July 9, 1883, Aimard’s mother was Mme. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_Aimard< Less
The Red River Half-Breed A Tale of the Wild North-West By Gustave Aimard
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Gustave Aimard (13 September 1818 – 20 June 1883) was the... More > author of numerous books about Latin America.Aimard was born Olivier Aimard in Paris. As he once said, he was the son of two people who were married, "but not to each other". His father, François Sébastiani de la Porta (1775–1851) was a general in Napoleon’s army and one of the ambassadors of the Louis Philippe government. Sébastini was married to the Duchess de Coigny. In 1806 the couple produced a daughter: Alatrice-Rosalba Fanny. Shortly after her birth the mother died. Fanny was raised by her grandmother, the Duchess de Coigny. According to the New York Times of July 9, 1883, Aimard’s mother was Mme. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_Aimard< Less
Madame Bovary By Gustave Flaubert
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Madame Bovary (1856) is Gustave Flaubert's first published novel and is considered to be a masterpiece. The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives... More > beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. Though the basic plot is rather simple, even archetypal, the novel's true art lies in its details and hidden patterns. Flaubert was a notorious perfectionist and claimed always to be searching for le mot juste. The novel was attacked for obscenity by public prosecutors. The resulting trial, made the story notorious. After acquittal, became a bestseller when it was published as a single volume in April 1857. Flaubert's masterpiece is now considered a seminal work of Realism and one of the most influential novels ever written. James Wood writes in How Fiction Works, "Flaubert established for good or ill, what most readers think of as modern realist narration, and his influence is almost too familiar to be visible".< Less
Salammbô By Gustave Flaubert
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Salammbô (1862) is a historical novel by Gustave Flaubert. It is set in Carthage during the 3rd century BC, immediately before and during the Mercenary Revolt which took place shortly after the... More > First Punic War. Flaubert's main source was Book I of Polybius's Histories. It was not a particularly well-studied period of history and required a great deal of work from the author, who enthusiastically left behind the realism of his masterpiece Madame Bovaryfor this tale of blood and thunder. The book, which Flaubert researched painstakingly, is largely an exercise in sensuous and violent exoticism. Following the success of Madame Bovary, it was another best-seller and sealed his reputation. The Carthaginian costumes described in it even left traces on the fashions of the time. Nevertheless, in spite of its classic status in France, it is not widely known today among English speakers.< Less
Madame Bovary By Gustave Flaubert
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Madame Bovary is the debut novel of French writer Gustave Flaubert. A novel that was attacked for obscenity by public prosecutors when it was first serialised in La Revue de Paris between 1 October... More > 1856 and 15 December 1856, resulting in a trial in January 1857 that made it notorious. After the acquittal on 7 February, it became a bestseller in book form in April 1857, and is now seen as one of the first modern realistic novels. The novel focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. Though the basic plot is rather simple, even archetypal, the novel's true art lies in its details and hidden patterns. Flaubert was notoriously perfectionistic about his writing and claimed to always be searching for le mot juste (the right word).< Less
Salaambo: A Calamitous Tale - Ancient Carthage in the Historic Mercenary Revolt (Hardcover) By Gustave Flaubert
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Salammbo is a historical novel by Gustave Flaubert. Set in ancient Carthage, the vivid plot bursts with exoticism, high drama and bloody violence. We join war-torn Carthage in the 3rd century B.C.,... More > as the city is on the cusp of the Mercenaries' Revolt. Uncertainty pervades the once-great capital, whose finances are in disarray as a result of the lengthy Punic Wars. As it cannot pay or fulfill promises made to mercenaries it hired, the mercenaries turn on the city, intenting to claim their dues by force. The main character is Matho, a Libyan mercenary who leads his own company in an assault against the city of Carthage. He has his eyes set not merely on gold but on a strikingly beautiful woman named Salaambo, who is the daughter of Hamilcar, one of the city's leading generals. However, Salaambo proves more than just a mere beauty. She seeks to confound Matho, whose wits are blinded with lust, by stealing back the Zaïmph - a sacred, jewel-encrusted veil said to protect Carthage and its people.< Less